[lg policy] Workshop: Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 14 15:15:19 UTC 2012

Workshop: Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception

Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: Agnes Kolmer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/word-stress-dialectal-variation-and-perception/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition;
Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2012

Meeting Description:

Typological studies have provided a great deal of information about
word accentual patterns in the languages of the world (cf. van der
Hulst / Godemans / van Zanten eds. 2010 and the database StressTyp),
but there is a lack of knowledge on comparative word stress studies in
dialects. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from
different disciplines, namely phonology, phonetics and variational
linguistics, to discuss phonological and phonetic aspects of word
stress from a variationist and cognitive perspective.

Questions intimately connected with this issue are the following:

- What are the existing dialectal differences in stress?
- To what extent do differences in speech rhythm and/or segmental
structure correlate with differences in the production and perception
of word stress?
- How does dialectal stress variability develop?
- Does language contact play a role in dialectal use of stress?
- In what way are we confronted with conservative and/or innovative
traits of the language under examination?
- How does L1 background influence the perception of stress variability?

Aspects of language acquisition (both first and second language
acquisition) can also be included. The workshop targets to present
studies of variation in word stress in a wide range of languages and
language families.

2nd Call for Papers:

The call deadline has been extended to 15 August 2012.

The workshop will contain presentations by a few invited speakers,
among them Harry van der Hulst (University of Delaware), but
opportunity will be provided for additional speakers. Contributors may
submit an anonymous extended abstract (max. 3 pages) in English,
containing the title of the talk, keywords and references. All
abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the
Scientific Committee.

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